European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht cited Huawei and ZTE for engaging in unfair trade practices, specifically naming the companies for the first time and saying that if negotiations with China fail to produce a resolution, the EU is ready to move against the telecom equipment vendors.
Ericsson expects to expand its share of China Mobile's TD-LTE business via the operator's upcoming tender for network gear, said an executive for the infrastructure vendor.
Smartphones accounted for more than half of all mobile phones shipped during the first quarter of 2013, eclipsing feature phone shipments for the first time ever, research firm IDC reports.
The adoption of broadband services, including DSL, cable and fiber to the premises, helped drive what Infonetics Research said was "the strongest year yet in 2012" for customer premises equipment.
China's ZTE, along with Hainan Airlines, have successfully completed a test of air-to-ground (ATG) broadband communications using an FDD-LTE network on a commercial airline flight.
GPON equipment sales for Fiber to the Home networks were an anomaly in Q4 2012, one that was arguably a weak quarter for last mile wireline access gear.
Ericsson sits atop the LTE infrastructure marketplace, but TD-LTE rollouts this year will benefit rivals Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and ZTE, according to a fresh report.
Samsung Electronics dominated both worldwide smartphone sales and overall mobile phone sales in 2012, and research firm Gartner contends the manufacturer's brand is now eclipsing Google's Android brand in the minds of consumers.
Intracom Telecom unveiled StreetNode, an outdoor small-cell backhaul platform designed to deliver carrier-grade wireless backhaul network at street level and on wall surfaces or lamp posts.
ZTE issued an earnings warning for 2012, saying it may lose $400 million to $460 million for the full year, a reversal of 221 percent to 241 percent from 2011's results.